Weʼre raising £3,500 to set up an award for secondary school pupils who excel at mathematics at Reach Academy Feltham.
- Feltham, UK
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My father Martin died in November 2017 after an 18 month fight with aplastic anemia. He was passionate about - and deeply talented at - mathematics since he was young. He applied his knowledge of maths to improve people's health by helping understand the causes and consequences of obesity and smoking.
By creating a Mathematics award at the school that my husband founded - Reach Academy Feltham - I want to celebrate Martin's love of mathematics. I also want to help gifted young people in a vulnerable community to pursue maths. The award would be for two secondary school children each year over five years. The award will fund opportunities e.g. to visit universities, summer schools and workshops, and materials e.g. inspirational reading. This would allow these young people to fulfill their potential, get into excellent universities and become great mathematicians who use their skills to help the world, like Martin did.
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Ellie Vainker and Ashley Mog
Jun 22, 2018
What a lovely idea xx
May 24, 2018
Elizabeth and I wanted to join forces to help you reach your target. This comes with so much love and admiration for your fundraising - go for it, Emily! A wonderful way to celebrate Martin's life
May 24, 2018
Abbie and I wanted to get you up to your target! Such a good idea and great way to honour Martin. Hope you are all ok. Xxxx
May 18, 2018
Thinking of you Emily, and remember with such affection those happy times with Abbie in Oxford. How time moves on, with all its good and difficult memories.... stay strong!Love from Sue xx
Andrew and Sharon McKenzie
May 9, 2018
Good luck with your swim. Love and best wishes, Andrew and Sharon
May 6, 2018
Wishing good fortune for those you can help.
Apr 24, 2018
A brilliant idea, best of luck on the day!
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To motivate fund-raising, I will be swimming 2 miles in open water at the Great East Swim on 23 June 2018: http://www.greatrun.org/great-swim/great-east-swim
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